Funded in March, 2007: $50000 for 1 years
The Dana grant will fund the teacher-training component of The Academy: A Program of Carnegie Hall, The Juilliard School, and The Weill Music Institute. In collaboration with the New York City Department of Education, the pilot year of this fellowship will offer 16 post-graduate musicians opportunities to develop music education skills and to assist in the teaching of music in New York City public schools. The goals of the fellowship are to provide professional training for the finest post-conservatory musicians to further their artistic development and deepen their musical skills in a nurturing environment; help them transition from academia into careers and develop a more holistic view of their craft; and provide the young musicians with education coursework and training critical to developing their skills as music educators in the K-12 classroom, while also supplementing the delivery of top quality music education in the NYC public school system. In addition, the fellowship will serve as a model for how major arts institutions can partner with organizations in their communities to ensure the centrality of the arts in people's lives.